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July 13, 2009, 2:33 pm

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My husband and I are headed to Glacier NP next month and we have a question about hiking with food in bear country. Is is safe to pack a lunch in your backpack when doing day hikes in the park? If not, how could we "bear proof" our lunch? Thank you.

Yes! It's safe to pack a lunch in your backpack during day hikes...but remember not to eat your food if you suspect a bear may be nearby. Keep an eye out for signs of a bear, including tracks, scat, upturned tree stumps and logs, and the remains of an animal a bear might have killed.

Always remember to make noise on the trail to avoid bear encounters. For detailed bear safety guidelines, visit